About

This blog is geared towards raising awareness within the agriculture sector, environmental topics and agricultural related events within Trinidad and Tobago and the wider world.

Follow my journey as I attend Agricultural events and highlight issues within the sector  from a youth perspective. This Blog would try to show the attractive side of agriculture and sensitize the public of the dynamic nature of  the sector in an age where food security is of great concern. Environmental issues would also be highlighted as agriculture is dependent on the wellbeing of environment.

Writer Profile

Mr. Luke Smith

IMG_2374Location: Trinidad and Tobago

Phone number: 1-868-329-7324

E-mail: lukeallansmith1@gmail.com     

Twitter: las_luke   

 

My career objective is to work in a globally competitive environment on challenging assignments that shall yield the benefits of the job satisfaction, steady paced professional growth and self-development.

Currently employed as a trainee at the Ministry of Agriculture, Land & Fisheries in the Extension Division.

Education

BSc. Agribusiness and BSc. Environmental Natural Resources Management

Volunteer experience

UWI World Food Day 2010, 2014- Volunteer

Open House 2011 Centre of language learning- Volunteer

Social Media Reporter at Fin4agri conference Nairobi, Kenya

Youth for Christ summer camp

 

Memberships: 

WhyFarm (We Help You-th Farm) current ICT Director & AgriEdutainment Officer

UWI Agribusiness Society  (past ICT Officer.)

Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad and Tobago Chapter.

Thought For Food Challenge Ambassador http://www.tffchallenge.com/

Campus Crusade for Christ UWI Trinidad, (past social & promotions executive)

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)

 

Conferences and Courses attended

Invest Caribbean (Ignite Caribbean Farm the Future) 2015, Washington DC

Caribbean-Pacific Agri-Food Forum 2015, Barbados

Fin4ag 2014 Nairobi, Kenya http://fin4ag.org/

Presenter at (CFCS) Caribbean Food Crops Society Annual Meeting, 2013.

Presenter at Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2012, Antigua

Attended Thought For Food Challenge 2013 Berlin, Germany. http://www.tffchallenge.com/

Attended Thought For Food Challenge 2015 Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.tffchallenge.com

Attended Thought For Food Challenge 2016 Zurich, Switzerland. http://www.tffchallenge.com/

Attended (GFRAS) Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services 2013 Berlin, Germany. http://www.g-fras.org/

Certificate of participation at the 7th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2016, Limbe, Cameroon.

Attended Indigitous, Panama

Certificate of Participation in the Youth in Entrepreneurship Business Workshop on Agribusiness Enterprises.

Certificate in Compost making

 

Honors & Awards

3rd Place Winner  Action/2015 Caribbean Photography Competition

Trinidad and Tobago National Youth Awards for Agriculture Nominee 2015

1st Place Winner of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) Media Awards on Water 2015

2nd Place Winner Niherst Science Music Video Competition 2014.

Finalist of YoBloCo Award, Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition 2014.

http://www.yobloco.info/news/Top-12-blogger

Additional Skills

Computer Literacy in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Project Planner, SPSS

Level 1A Mandarin Chinese from the University of the West Indies Centre for Language and Learning (CLL)

Photography, Videography, Social Media reporting,

Website Development (WordPress platform)

Twitter: @las_luke

 

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